Academy of Motorcycling
Motorcycle training school in Nelson and Tasman
Get your learner, restricted and full motorbike licence in Nelson or Motueka
From beginner to advanced, we can guide you on your journey. Academy of Motorcycling provide Basic Handling Skills Tests, CBTA for Restricted and Full motorcycle licence, back to motorbiking, and guided motorcycle training tours in and around Nelson, Richmond and Motueka. We look forward to meeting you soon. Please check out our news page for further updates on what is happening with motorbiking in NZ. Click on the Contact Us button for information on training courses or to have a chat about what training we can offer you
"I recommend Tim to new motorbike users. He taught at a good pace and provided constructive feedback in a friendly and professional manner. I will be returning to Tim for lessons on advancing though the motorbike licencing process." Roy, (Nelson)
"Just a few quick notes to let those who want to get their bike licence know why I choose Tim and how pleased I am to have taken a course with him.I had my 6R for a year so time has come to obtain my 6F. Not having too much riding experience since I obtained my 6R, I feel quite uncertain if I could make great progress in a short period. However, training with Tim has proved I’m wrong—he’s absolutely patient and knowledgeable. I’m based in Motueka and there’s no course provider in this town, I googled then found Tim is located in Mapua (half way between Motueka and Nelson), I emailed him straight away about my current situation (I have no gears and bike atm) and he wrote me back advising he could offer me all of those free of charge. We had a trial run for 3 hours before the assessment, however it turned out that I had a lot more to practise to become confident enough before sitting the assessment, so Tim arranged another day for practising on my weak spots (slow turning and smooth clutch control) for another few hours. The third time I met him I felt totally confident and of course I passed the assessment successfully. The whole training took three weeks and I found I can really build confidence over time especially when I recall the techniques I’ve learned before I go to bed. And he doesn’t charge me any extra cost for the whole training period, the course is extremely invaluable and thanks for the time Tim. English is not my first language though but the radio communication Tim gave me was just clear and so easy to understand, which makes me concentrate more on the road. I would highly recommend Tim as your motorbike instructor to all of you especially those from Tasman District!" Lee, (Motueka)
"I came to Tim with very little riding experience and was feeling nervous about the Basic Skills course and test. He was great at explaining things and helping me relax, and I fully enjoyed myself! Tim has a real talent for communication, it's easy to see he loves riding and passing on his knowledge to others. I'm grateful for his teaching and would totally recommend him to anyone wanting to up-skill their riding." Sylvia (Nelson)
"Thanks for working with me on my basic handling skills course. I was impressed to get individual tuition, which I hadn't expected. I Appreciated how adaptable you were in accommodating existing skills, and identifying how our time together could be most beneficial. You were patient with me as a beginner to motorcycles, and it looked to me like you were good too with the more advanced guys who arrived after my course. You were clear and fair, and I'll look forward to working with you for my CBTA." Eric (Nelson)
"I recently did a back to biking course with Tim who I found very helpful andin knowledgeable. He Gave me back confidence to get back up to speed and I also learnt a lot. Thanks." Darren (Tahunanui).
"we were very impressed with your patience and professionalism when Fergus did his basic handling skills course with you. It was obvious you enjoy doing it and care about riders safety. I believe he learnt some valuable skills, especially about awareness of his surroundings and other road users. We will definitely be booking him in for your restricted licence course in the near future." Graeme (Motueka)
"Hi Tim..thought your BHST was great..well thought out in regards to basic manoeuvres for beginners.. Good venue too..nice and private!...I would highly recommend your training school to anyone interested in learning to ride..nice , friendly and very knowledgeable instructor. Many thanks ..see you again soon for the next phase!" Jason (Nelson)
"Really enjoyed the course, especially the fact it was one to one, and that we took it at my pace, as opposed to a pre-determined speed. Great wee bike to be tested on, easy to handle. Highly recommend." Bill (Nelson).
"The loan bike was ideal for the task and very nice to ride, powerful enough, not too heavy and was easy to control..Upon passing the course it felt like an achievement rather than a given. Overall I have nothing but praise for what you offer and will not hesitate to recommend your services. " Russell (Nelson).
"Thanks Tim for making the Basic Handling Skills course simple to understand. I was nervous but your calm manner helped me achieve a pass. Would highly recommend you to anyone. " Michelle (Motueka).
"Thanks again for the training and enjoyable course Tim, I found it very informative, relaxed and obviously very helpful getting me through the next stage".... Steve (Motueka).